Thursday, November 17, 2011


My family sponsors a little girl in Uganda named Charlotte. She is about 5 years old. We aren’t sure her age because her parents left her outside,and never came back. A neighbor saw her outside,and they took her in. Before October she was just a picture on a piece of paper. After getting to meet her, yes in Uganda, she is really apart of our family now. I can not describe the feeling I had when I first saw her. It was like seeing one of my own kids. She was very quite,but she knew I belonged to her:) Her guardians kept calling her mama. So someone in Africa calls me mama they same way my kids do. I was able to visit her home,and she where she was abandoned. Charlotte's favorite thing that I gave her was a photo album of our family. She just kept looking at each picture,and rubbing the pictures. Each of the kids had written her a note,and drew her a picture. When other kids tried to hold my hand she would say, “My Mzungu “! Mzungu means white person in Ugandan. I pray God takes me back to visit her again,and my dream would be to take the kids to meet her. For now through we will continue to pray for her,and write her letters. It still amazes me that God has allowed me to have a “daughter” all the way in Africa.


I love this girl! It makes my heart smile to see this picture.


This picture was taken almost a year ago. You can see how much she has grown. This is also the first picture we ever had of Charlotte.







One day I hope to have a picture of all of us together:)






This was in her home,and at first I felt bad because it was very small. After seeing other homes in the bush it made me feel better about her home,and conditions.




This is the home Charlotte’s parents rented,and it is also where they left her.




One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was leave her. I know God has great plans for her, but it was just so hard. All I could think was how hard her life was,and how easy my kids have it. But I just kept thinking of Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." I trust my God,and I know He always keeps his promises.

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